Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh Nov 11, 2015. (REUTERS)

December 3, 2021

Yemen’s legitimate government faces an enemy that knows only war and imposing a fait accompli, said Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, expressing regret at the international community’s inability to meet the arrogance of Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Addressing Yemenis on the eve of the 54th anniversary of Yemen’s independence, Hadi vowed to continue the struggle for the state to regain power and end the Houthi-led coup.

“We will continue our struggle until we restore the state, end the coup, and these militias submit to peace and national consensus,” said the president.

Hadi said that every year that passes proves to all Yemenis that the road to restoring their state lies in their unity.

He pointed out that the Houthi coup militia chose the total war on the homeland and arrogantly rejected all peace initiatives. Moreover, he accused Houthis of working for a rogue state that believes in war, violence, and vandalism to secure influence and hegemony.

“Yemen is facing a purely Iranian project that targets faith, religion and the homeland, and aims to strike our Arab nation using Houthi militias that have agreed to be a cheap tool to tear the nation apart,” added Hadi.

“Although we have responded to all peace initiatives and have sincerely interacted with all peace efforts, we find ourselves in front of an enemy that no longer sees peace and seeks to impose a fait accompli,” noted the Yemeni leader.

“Unfortunately, we found the international community standing helpless in the face of this arrogance,” he added.

Hadi stressed that government troops and local tribes would “bury” Houthi militants in the deserts of Marib and not allow them to seize control of the strategic city.

“Marib, the gateway to the defense of the Arabian Peninsula, will not fall, and their project will fall in front of the solidity of our heroes, and its deserts will bury the dreams of their (Iranian) masters.”

Asharq Al-Awsat

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